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  • Girls basketball: Another year, another state trophy for IC Catholic

    Time eventually turned tears into happiness for IC Catholic. An hour after losing 51-29 to Bloomington Central Catholic in the Class 2A third-place game Saturday at Redbird Arena, the Knights were singing, dancing and smiling upon receiving their fourth-...
  • Girls basketball: Glenbard South ends 'special' season

    A missed opportunity won't tarnish a memorable season for Glenbard South. The Raiders faced Montini in the Class 3A playoffs for the second time in the last three seasons. After losing 58-29 in the sectional finals in 2013, the more experienced Raiders...
  • Boys swimming: Despite setbacks, Glenbrook South takes third at state

    For Glenbrook South, a team with high hopes for a state swimming title, the weekend started in the worst kind of way. Senior Aaron Ach, a Princeton-bound diver and a top contender for the state diving title, struck his hand on the diving board on his...
  • Boys basketball: Vernon Hills on a roll as Class 3A state tournament begins

    When the players and coaches at Vernon Hills look back on what has been an historic boys basketball season, they might point to one game that pushed them over the top. Trailing Niles North by 10 with less than four minutes remaining in mid-January, coach...
  • Boys basketball: Lake Zurich, perhaps better than its seed, ready for postseason

    The winner of three tournaments during the regular season, Lake Zurich's boys basketball team faced arguably the toughest schedule of anybody in the Class 4A Barrington Sectional. One of those tournaments was a round-robin the Bears hosted during the...
  • Boys basketball: Maine South didn't win CSL, but "not disappointed at all"

    One of three losses in another terrific Maine South boys basketball season occurred against Evanston in the Wildkits' home gym. The Hawks returned to the scene this week, and in order to win a regional title for the fourth straight year, will likely...
  • Boys basketball: Lyons, Fenwick preparing for long postseason runs

    The Lyons and Fenwick boys basketball teams both enjoyed successful regular seasons. Lyons, the West Suburban Silver champion, was rewarded with the No. 1 seed in the Class 4A East Aurora Sectional, which began with regional play at four sites this week....
  • Girls basketball: Lincoln-Way East looking ahead after season of growth

    Lincoln-Way East's season ended with a third loss to Homewood-Flossmoor in the Class 4A regional title, but its offseason is already off to a good start. Six-foot- 2 junior forward Claire McMahon — who averaged 12.9 points, 5.9 rebounds and 3.5...
  • Boys basketball: Hersey tunes up for regional play

    The high number of 3-point attempts had served Hersey well most of the season. Taking 22 shots from outside the arc was perfectly acceptable from the Huskies' viewpoint, but making only four was not the plan. The regular season was an unqualified...
  • Girls basketball: Boehm, New Trier heading downstate after knocking off Geneva

    As Jeannie Boehm developed into a high-school basketball star as a sophomore last winter, New Trier became a team on the rise. Boehm put New Trier on her back and carried the Trevians to a sectional championship in 2014, but Rolling Meadows had too...
  • Boys basketball: St. Charles East passes final tests before postseason play

    Two of St. Charles East's final four games would act as the team's measuring stick before the Class 4A playoffs. The Saints passed both tests, defeating upstart Evanston (76-47) and a talented Riverside-Brookfield squad (76-67) to end the regular...